My Journey With Video Apps: Apple Inc’s Clips

Developer: Apple

Cost: Free

App Overview (from iTunes): Clips is a free app that lets you make fun videos to share with friends and family. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with artistic filters, animated text, music, emoji, and fun stickers featuring characters from Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and more.

Photo: itunes.apple.com

What I Like: The fact you can have multiple projects. You can make edits per clip. The music feature which will automatically go the length of your video as well as duck under any audio. The live text feature is pretty great, and takes care of captioning. The use of both front facing and back facing cameras is seamless. As well as using already captured video in your library. It’s very intuitive to what you want to do, and sharing the video to multiple platforms (not at once) is very easy. You can use your own audio or the provided audio of the app.

What I Don’t Like: No ability to fade in/out or have transitions between clips. It’s iOS only, but it is an Apple product. It only works in portrait mode. Cannot combine projects.

What I Think is Special About the App: The poster mode may be gimmicky, but it’s cool that you can include it as part of a project or have it as a standalone project to send out as well.